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Media release from Texas Charter Schools

Posted by Texas Education on March 27, 2009

chrtschls1MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Josie Duckett (512) 584-8272

jduckett@txcharterschools.org

WHEN: Monday, March 30, 2009

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Toll Free Teleconference

Dial-in: (218) 339-2500

Passcode: 773927#

WHO: Senator Dan Patrick, Author of Senate Bill 1830

David Dunn, Executive Director of the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA)

WHAT: There will be a press conference call on Monday, March 30th, in anticipation of the Senate Education Committee hearing for SB 1830 (Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of open-enrollment charter schools) which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31st at 8:30 a.m.

WHY: TCSA is supporting significant reforms to Texas charter school law including: increased facility funding for charter schools; lifting the cap on charter schools and allowing effective charters to replicate; sharing facilities with traditional public schools; and including a growth measure in the state accountability system.

AGENDA: I.             Highlight key issues in SB 1830

II.            Discuss new data on Texas charter school policy, in particular the recent UT Institute for Public School Initiatives Report, “An Analysis of Gaps in Funding for Charter Schools and Traditional Districts

III.           Q&A with Senator Patrick and David Dunn

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